The Mitsubishi ASX

An efficient compact crossover

Standing for ‘Active Sports Crossover’, the ASX bridges the gap between Mitsubishi’s conventional passenger cars and its rugged off‐roaders. Practicality and versatility are keys to the appeal of the ASX. With a wheelbase to match the Outlander, passenger space is generous, with the flexible seating inside giving the ASX real versatility for customers looking for a practical, enjoyable car.

As a manufacturer we never stop working to make all of our engines cleaner and more efficient, and the ASX is a prime example.The 1.6 litre petrol power plant features clever MIVEC variable valve timing technology for better starting, reduced emissions at lower engine speeds and greater output power at higher ones. In practice this means a free-revving engine with good economy and excellent CO2 emissions of just 135 g/km. Cleaner still is the new 1.6 litre diesel option.

Powerful and economical it returns a combined figure of 61mpg on the 2WD model,delivers excellent in-gear flexibility and a strong spread of power with plenty of pull low down:indeed,the maximum torque of 199lb.ft. is achieved at just 1750rpm, making for really relaxed progress. What’s more,its clean-running nature,assisted by Auto Stop & Go,means no Vehicle Excise Duty is payable in the first year with a very low rate in subsequent years. Both these engines are mated to a slick manual transmission. Like all ASXs,the steering is light yet precise and the handling composed,safe and well judged for British roads.

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